Flash flood warning canceled on Kauai as heavy rain eases

Flash Flood Warning / File Image
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Published: Oct. 2, 2022 at 10:13 AM HST|Updated: Oct. 2, 2022 at 10:52 AM HST
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LIHUE (HawaiiNewsNow) - The National Weather Service has canceled a flash flood warning that was in effect for Kauai as heavy rain from a passing cold front has eased.

The Weather Service said at 9 a.m., radar showed heavy rain and storms impacting the island with more moving ashore from the northeast. Peak rainfall rates were measured at 1 to 2 inches per hour.

Officials added that the water levels at the Wainiha and Hanalei streams rose rapidly after parts of the island saw two to four inches of rain between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m.

While the most intense rain has diminished, there’s still a chance for isolated downpours that could cause localized flooding.

At last check, there were no road closures reported by the county, though they are keeping a close eye on Kuhio Highway at the Hanalei Bridge.

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